By Morgan McGuire

Directed by Jenny Beth Snyder

JUL 14, 2016 - JUL 30, 2016


312 W 36TH ST, 3RD FLOOR

The Hodges have gathered at a family house in the northern reaches of California. As the sentencing of their son and brother’s murderer nears, questions of justice and forgiveness arise and the family seeks to sift through what has been lost. As they pull at the threads of these questions, new truths begin to unravel.


  • Meghan E. Jones
  • Jessica O’Hara-Baker
  • John DiMino
  • Thomas F. Walsh
  • Sheila Stasack
  • Michael Kingsbaker
  • Rob Brinkmann
  • Orisa Henderson

Creative Team

  • Production Manager: Jennifer Waxman
  • Stage Manager: Kristy Bodall
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Maired Kress
  • Scenic Design: Chris Bowser
  • Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo
  • Sound Design: Aidan Meyer
  • Costume Design: Heather McDevitt Barton
  • Fight Choreography: John Patrick Hayden
  • Master Carpenter: Ky Platt
  • Rehearsal Assistant: Karen Irwin
  • House Managers: Alan Harvey and Keara Benton
  • Board Operator: Amanda Panzera
  • Production Photographer: Michael Bernstein
  • Poster Design: Jonathan Ashley

Special thanks to: Danielle Beckmann, Zachary Clarence, Nate Dobson, Greg Emetaz, Ben Firke, Paco Lozano, Liarra Michelle, Josh Sienkiewicz, Abrons Arts Center, Actor’s Equity Association, The Bushwick Starr, The Barrow Group, Materials for the Arts, and Lobo Brooklyn.

  • Morgan McGuire’s script feels remarkably lived-in... the family comes to ever-chattering life onstage with profound authenticity

    The New Yorker
  • riveting, raw and operatic

    Darryl Reilly,
  • This production directed by Jenny Beth Snyder pulls no punches... You will likely find yourself on the edge of your seat

    Natalie Sacks,
  • This brave piece of theatre is likewise written for a brave audience, and when it meets its match, magic happens.

    Danielle Beckmann, Clinch The Callback
  • Meghan E. Jones gives a relentless and fearless performance... The sleek and appealing Jessica O’Hara Baker is animated and intense... John DiMino as John offers a winning portrait... Ms. Henderson marvelously conveys sympathy and also the steeliness of a prosecutor

    Darryl Reilly,
  • The homey living room designed by Christopher Bowers is put together with much love and attention to detail.

  • THE RED ROOM is a powerful play that burns brightly

    Theatre Is Easy
  • There is no letting up... a heightened theatrical experience

    Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway
  • As you take your seat, you are immediately drawn in by the set, lights, characters, and world of THE RED ROOM

    Danielle Beckmann, Clinch The Callback
  • well orchestrated by the director, Jenny Beth Snyder... one of the most intense and nicely timed dialogues I’ve heard in the theater lately.

  • Meghan E. Jones' Kate is as spellbinding in her immense hatred of murderer Ives as Jessica O'Hara-Baker's Ceeci is collected and more quietly impassioned. Michael Kingsbaker also stands out as Kate's husband Patrick... Sheila Stasack... is immensely powerful.

    Natalie Sacks,
  • BOTTOM LINE: Powerful acting performances, along with a compelling script, make this show worth seeing.

    Theatre Is Easy

  • NYIT Nomination, Premiere Production of a Play
  • NYIT Nomination, Full-Length Script – Morgan McGuire
  • NYIT Nomination, Actress in a Lead Role – Meghan E. Jones
  • NYIT Nomination, Actor in a Lead Role – Michael Kingsbaker
  • NYIT Nomination, Lighting Design – Joe Cantalupo
  • NYIT Nomination, Sound Design – Aidan Meyer
  • NYIT Nomination, Set Design – Christopher Bowser

THE RED ROOM is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.